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Relational priming: Obligational nitpicking

  • Varol Akman (a1)

According to the target article authors, initial experience with a circumstance primes a relation that can subsequently be applied to a different circumstance to draw an analogy. While I broadly agree with their claim about the role of relational priming in early analogical reasoning, I put forward a few concerns that may be worthy of further reflection.

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V. Akman (2007) Similar situations. In: Context and appropriateness: Micro meets macro, ed. A. Fetzer , pp. 3154. John Benjamins.

Z. Estes & L. L. Jones (2006) Priming via relational similarity: A copper horse is faster when seen through a glass eye. Journal of Memory and Language 55(1):89101.

B. Falkenhainer , K. D. Forbus & D. Gentner (1989) The structure-mapping engine: Algorithm and examples. Artificial Intelligence 41(1):163.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
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